The horrendous California “Gender-Affirming Care” bill attempting to indoctrinate caregivers in gender ideology, SB 923, has passed the Senate, and is now in the Health Committee in the California Assembly where it awaits being scheduled for a hearing. Please call all members of the Assembly Health Committee and urge them to vote NO!
In a vote along strict partisan lines, the Senate voted yesterday to pass the atrocious “Gender-Affirming Care” bill, SB 923, 28 to 7, with 2 Republicans, Senator Shannon Grove of District 16, and Senator Rosalicie Ochoa Bogh, and 3 Democrats not voting.
Per usual, the Democrats in the state legislature chose to endorse and codify gender ideology, junk science, sex denialism, and “affirmative care,” a euphemism for lifelong medicalization, sterilization, and mutilation of children and youth, heedless to pleas from feminists, detransitioners, parents, and medical professionals to vote NO.
We are particularly disappointed in the Democratic women legislators who voted for this bill, namely: Nancy Skinner of District 9; Maria Elena Durazo of District 24; Melissa Hurtado of District 14; Susan Rubio of District 22; Susan Talamantes Eggman of District 5; Monique Limon of District 19; Connie Leyva of District 20; Sydney Kamlager of District 30; Lena Gonzalez of District 33; and Toni Atkins of District 39. We are also disappointed that the two Republican Senators, Grove and Ochoa Bogh, did not vote on this bill, as their votes almost certainly would have been in opposition, Grove having voted against SB 923 in the Senate Health Committee.
We invite anyone who cares about the First Amendment and the right to dissent, scientific reality, ethical medical and psychiatric treatment, responsible use of public funds, or women’s sex-based rights to contact your Senator and let her/him know how you feel about how s/he voted!
SB 923 is going to the Assembly next where we need to mount a fierce resistance to its passage. Join us in this fight!
Feminists in Struggle (FIST) is hosting a book launch event on April 24th for Elizabeth Miller’s forthcoming radical feminist anthology, Spinning & Weaving: Radical Feminism for the 21st Century. The event will feature presentations by several of the book’s amazing radical feminist authors in this groundbreaking anthology.
Spinning & Weaving , Radical Feminism for the 21st Century features 45 chapters of radical feminist analysis and fiction on topics like sisterhood, intersectionality, lesbian feminism, ecofeminism, sexual exploitation, gender ideology, and technology. The book features over 35 radical feminist authors from across the globe. The book is published by Ruth Barrett at Tidal Time Publishing and edited by Elizabeth Miller.
Listen to a few of these authors discuss their ideas expressed in the book and join the discussion as we build our international radical feminist movement.
Cherry Smiley – feminist from Nlaka’pamux & Dine Nations , author of “Women Aren’t Men: A Radical Feminist Analysis of Indigenous Gender Politics”.
Yagmur Uygarkizi – 24 year old feminist born in Turkey, author of “Feminism Allowed You to Speak: Reinforcing Intergenerational Feminist Solidarity Against Sophisticated Attacks”.
Angela C Wild – Lesbian Feminist activist and founder of “Get the L Out UK”, author of “Understanding Heterosexuality: Eroticizing Subordination and Colonization, A Lesbian Feminist Prospective”.
Melissa Farley & Inge Kleine , co-authors “Harm and its Denial: Sex Buyers, Pimps and the Politics of Prostitution”.
Gail Dines – founding president and CEO of the non-profit, Culture Reframed and author of “Racy Sex, Sexy Racism: Porn from the Dark Side”.
Special performance by singer song-writer Thistle Pettersen, who has written a song celebrating the book and our feminist work together!
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